Children International Appoints a Global Director of External Communications

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Kansas City, Mo. (March 7, 2024) – Children International, a global nonprofit that seeks to transform lives by eradicating poverty, has appointed Stacy H. Adams, a veteran strategic communications and marketing professional, to serve as Global Director of External Communications.

In her new role, Adams will lead efforts to strengthen public awareness of and support for Children International programs through media and public relations, brand awareness campaigns and donor engagement initiatives. Through sponsorships and other programming, the organization provides youth in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the United States with access to health care, education, and the life and job skills they need to thrive long-term.


“I’m honored to be joining an organization with such a dynamic mission and to lead the charge in raising awareness about Children International’s impactful work around the globe,” Adams said. “Children International is changing the trajectory of young lives, and as a result, helping elevate future generations.”

Prior to joining the nonprofit, Adams, a former newspaper reporter, served as a strategic communications lead for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in Virginia. She previously oversaw communications and marketing for a statewide nonprofit, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia; served as director of communications for Collegiate School, the largest K-12, co-ed independent school in Central Virginia, and served as a social issues reporter and parenting columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) and for Florida Today.

Adams is also an accomplished author who, under the pen name Stacy Hawkins Adams, has written nine novels and three nonfiction books.

Who is Children International?

Children International, based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is a global nonprofit that delivers child and youth development programming to break the cycle of generational poverty. Through a customized approach, Children International serves young people in Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, India, Guatemala, Mexico, the Philippines, Zambia and the United States for the first two decades of their lives. The organization provides access to health care, education, positive role models, and the life and job skills they need to become gainfully employed. When equipped to improve their own lives, young people also transform their families and communities, and, as a result, multiply good in the world. For more information, visit


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